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The Impact Of Academic Advising On The Retention Of First-Year Students In A Gulf-Arab University, Selma Hagahmed Dec 2014

The Impact Of Academic Advising On The Retention Of First-Year Students In A Gulf-Arab University, Selma Hagahmed

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

This study investigated academic advising and retention in a Gulf-Arab university. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered in order to understand how academic advising could have potentially contributed to the improvement of student retention. The focus of the study was on first-year students in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Law in a Gulf-Arab national four-year institution. The study compared the Grade Point Average (GPA) and the number of credit hours in two groups of first-year students: 1) a treatment group of students who utilized academic advising services and (2) the control group of students who ...


California Community Colleges Child Development Laboratory Schools, Shari Yates Dec 2014

California Community Colleges Child Development Laboratory Schools, Shari Yates

Dissertations

Community colleges in California are the primary source for preparing the early childhood care and education (ECE) workforce. The California child development lab school mission is to prepare ECE practitioners, provide a laboratory where college students can study and research child development/education, and offer a service to children and families. There are many benefits that are derived from laboratory schools but many community college lab schools have been reduced and/or closed over the past three years. The purposes of this Delphi study were (a) to examine the most pressing issues, problems and barriers facing California community colleges child ...


Wmu Board Of Trustees Conference Call Meeting December 18, 2014, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 2014

Wmu Board Of Trustees Conference Call Meeting December 18, 2014, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Agenda of the December 18, 2014 WMU Board of Trustees Conference Call Meeting.


The Relationship Between Head Coaches’ Influence And Student Engagement Of Ncaa Di Women Basketball Players: Implications For Student-Athlete Success, Kiki Baker Barnes Dec 2014

The Relationship Between Head Coaches’ Influence And Student Engagement Of Ncaa Di Women Basketball Players: Implications For Student-Athlete Success, Kiki Baker Barnes

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently passed new legislation highlighting the critical role coaches play in student-athlete success called the Head Coach’s Academic Progress Rate (APR). The APR measure does not calculate the actions of the head coach and is therefore an inadequate measure of coaches’ influence. There are numerous verbal accounts of the influence of the coach on student-athlete success, but there is little quantitative data to support this claim. As a result, this correlational study explored the relationship between head coaches’ influence and student engagement among a sample of 135 women basketball players at National Collegiate ...


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2014

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding benefits, salaries, Student Government Association, academic quality and Colonnade Plan.


December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2014

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Urban Partnerships Promoting Academic Excellence, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Robert A. Gracia Dec 2014

Urban Partnerships Promoting Academic Excellence, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Robert A. Gracia

Laura A Hayden

Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the University preparation programs have developed a collaborative partnership that shares a vision for charting bright futures for all students. This program aims that incorporating service learning in curricula will prepare school counseling students to promote educational excellence and equity among urban youth, and Co-creating school counseling interventions between UMass Boston faculty and BPS personnel will foster communication and meet student needs.


Umass Boston & Boston Scholar Athletes: Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics, Laura Hayden, Amy Cook, Robert Gracia, Allie Scherer, Megan Morin Dec 2014

Umass Boston & Boston Scholar Athletes: Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics, Laura Hayden, Amy Cook, Robert Gracia, Allie Scherer, Megan Morin

Laura A Hayden

Collaborative initiatives between UMass Boston and Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) provide learning opportunities for BPS high school student athletes and opportunities for clinical experiences among UMass Boston school counseling graduate students. Incorporating service learning into course curricula prepares school counseling graduate students to promote academic excellence among BPS scholar athletes.


Examination Of Capital Murder Jurors’ Deliberations: Methods And Issues, Keith Price, Susan Coleman, Gary R. Byrd Dec 2014

Examination Of Capital Murder Jurors’ Deliberations: Methods And Issues, Keith Price, Susan Coleman, Gary R. Byrd

Administrative Issues Journal

The study of capital juries remains a subject of critical interest for the public and for legislative and judicial policy makers as well as legal scholars and social scientists. Cowan, Thompson, and Ellsworth established one of the standard methodologies for examination of this topic in their 1984 seminal study by observing the subjects’ debate about conviction in a death penalty case utilizing mock juries; other scholars employed different techniques to add more information in the late 1990s. Yet, the question of death qualification and prosecutorial bias remains open to inquiry. This preliminary study found evidence to support bias toward conviction ...


Senate Meeting, December 10, 2014, Academic Senate Dec 2014

Senate Meeting, December 10, 2014, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


Massive Open Online Courses And Mission: A Qualitative Study Regarding Matching Mooc Opportunity With Mission Statement, Tara L. Waln-Lewellyn Dec 2014

Massive Open Online Courses And Mission: A Qualitative Study Regarding Matching Mooc Opportunity With Mission Statement, Tara L. Waln-Lewellyn

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Since the first offering in 2008 (Fini, 2009; Liyanagunawardena, Adams & Williams, 2013), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been a phenomenon in higher education. While much research has been conducted on activities and experiences within these courses, little research from an administrative standpoint has been completed (Liyanagunawardena, et al., 2013). This qualitative case study examined the use of the mission statement in a committee’s determination whether or not to implement a MOOC at a Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. Interviews were conducted with committee members, transcribed, and analyzed. Analysis determined that the mission statement did ...


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club Dec 2014

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting minutes for the December 2014 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


2014-12-04, Morehead State Board Of Regents Dec 2014

2014-12-04, Morehead State Board Of Regents

Morehead State Board of Regents Agenda Books and Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of December 3, 2014 meeting.


Smoking Committee Report, Wku Staff Council Dec 2014

Smoking Committee Report, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Report of the Smoking Committee regarding progress and delays.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


The Transition To College: An Acculturation Comparison Of Domestic And International Students, Kim Omachinski Dec 2014

The Transition To College: An Acculturation Comparison Of Domestic And International Students, Kim Omachinski

Theses and Dissertations

Domestic and international students face challenges when transitioning to college. Researchers believe first-year intervention programs and orientation are important in successful transition to the university environment. Student involvement from the beginning of the first semester helps create a connection to college and a sense of belonging. Domestic and international students traverse homesickness, financial issues, lack of social support, changes in routine, and academic issues while navigating life away from home. Additionally, students experience a turning point that can often create a change in educational trajectory that results in continuing in college, transferring out, dropping out, or seeking help. The turning ...


News From The Crest (December 2014), Crest Associates Dec 2014

News From The Crest (December 2014), Crest Associates

News from the Crest

Heidi Bernard, Executive Director

Raena Campbell, Editor


Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser Dec 2014

Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser

Administrative Issues Journal

No abstract provided.


That, That, But Not That… Using A Cafeteria Plan To Enhance Writing Skills, Tina T. Fields, Jeffrey J. Hatala Dec 2014

That, That, But Not That… Using A Cafeteria Plan To Enhance Writing Skills, Tina T. Fields, Jeffrey J. Hatala

Administrative Issues Journal

College students have difficulty in written communication, despite attempts by universities to place English courses in the “core curriculum.” Although many companies indicate that writing is an expected competency, and many companies consider writing when they promote, students still enter the workforce with poor grammar skills. Clear and concise communication is especially important in the health professions, where life-and-death decisions may be made based on written communication. Instructors in a large southwestern university used the concept of “selection” to provide more opportunities for students to practice their writing skills. Students could self-select up to 19 written assignments throughout the semester ...


Disrupting Faculty Service: Using Technology To Increase Academic Service Productivity, Perry Burnett, Kenneth Shemroske, Mohammed Khayum Dec 2014

Disrupting Faculty Service: Using Technology To Increase Academic Service Productivity, Perry Burnett, Kenneth Shemroske, Mohammed Khayum

Administrative Issues Journal

Scholarly attention regarding faculty involvement has primarily focused on faculty opinions of shared governance and faculty influence on institutional decision-making. There has been limited attention given to academic service productivity and the effectiveness of traditional approaches toward the accomplishment of faculty service requirements. This paper discusses disruptive technological change as a subset of disruptive innovation and proposes a technology-based framework for increasing service productivity while maintaining effort with regard to faculty service requirements in academic institutions. Specifically, a social networking tool is used to approach academic service projects with organic involvement and measured progress. It is suggested that such an ...


Standardized Predictive Testing: Practices, Policies, And Outcomes, Lisette Barton, Pamela Willson, Rae Langford, Barbara Schreiner Dec 2014

Standardized Predictive Testing: Practices, Policies, And Outcomes, Lisette Barton, Pamela Willson, Rae Langford, Barbara Schreiner

Administrative Issues Journal

The aims of this study were to describe current policy practice related to the use of the HESI™ Exit Exam in schools of nursing and to determine which policies result in higher HESI Exit Scores. Deans and directors of nursing schools that administered Elsevier HESI Exit Exam to students during the 2010 academic year were queried. Data were collected regarding students’ HESI Exit Exam results, national nursing licensure examination outcomes, and the schools’ standardized testing policies. A stratified random sample of schools and a total of 5438 student records were obtained, 3084 from Associate Degree (AD) and 2354 from Baccalaureate ...


Job Interviews: Keys For Results, Donald S. Miller, Stephen E. Catt, Thomas E. Slocombe Dec 2014

Job Interviews: Keys For Results, Donald S. Miller, Stephen E. Catt, Thomas E. Slocombe

Administrative Issues Journal

Many students seem disinterested in learning to handle employment interviews effectively. This article discusses students’ motivation to become skilled interviewees and steps educators and counselors can take to increase students’ interest in this crucial career activity. The article also discusses mistakes students frequently make during employment interviews and provides suggestions educators can use to help students avoid these difficulties.


Student Anxiety: Effects Of A New Graduate Student Orientation Program, Megan Hullinger, R. Lance Hogan Dec 2014

Student Anxiety: Effects Of A New Graduate Student Orientation Program, Megan Hullinger, R. Lance Hogan

Administrative Issues Journal

A significant issue for U.S. institutions of higher education is reducing the anxiety of students in order to help increase retention rates and improve academic performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze the anxiety levels of incoming graduate students at a Midwest regional state university to determine if an online student orientation program would assist in lowering those levels. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form Y-1 (STAI) was used to measure anxiety levels before and after an orientation program was administered. The population consisted of graduate students, with data indicating that anxiety levels of entering graduate students were ...


The Predictive Validity Of Pre-Admission Measures On Podiatric Medical School Performance, Kevin M. Smith Dec 2014

The Predictive Validity Of Pre-Admission Measures On Podiatric Medical School Performance, Kevin M. Smith

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study explored the influence of pre-admission measures on podiatric medical school performance. The purpose of the study was to predict which students are most likely to succeed in podiatric medical school when admitted, and potentially decrease the cost of attrition experienced by the student and institution. A review of the literature on medical school admissions was completed and used to develop this research.

Podiatric medical students from a Midwestern institution who enrolled between the years 2000 and 2015 were included as the sample for the study (n = 804). Pre-admission measures that were available for the subjects included Medical College ...


Comparing Mississippi's Public University Graduation Rates For Community College Completers And Non-Completers, Andrew Clark Dale Dec 2014

Comparing Mississippi's Public University Graduation Rates For Community College Completers And Non-Completers, Andrew Clark Dale

Dissertations

This study is based on the notion that in Mississippi, a large number of Mississippi community college academic students transfer to 4-year universities in-state, as is the case in Alabama (Sacksteder LaClair, 2010). Mississippi community colleges have had a hard time tracking students who leave the institution without graduating. This study sought to document the most accurate numbers in community college completers and discover how many of Mississippi’s community college students are successful at the university level. Data were collected on former community college students at five of the state’s eight public four-year universities. The study revealed that ...